Strategic alliance to advance IIOT solutions
Two US-based companies, BinMaster and Device Solutions, have announced a strategic alliance that will aim to revolutionise remote monitoring with end-to-end solutions for sensor-based networks. The companies have teamed-up and designed systems that automate data collection, dissemination and reporting.
Customers across any industry will be able to monitor and manage data from all types of sensors for properties such as level, temperature, moisture, humidity or flow and be alerted when pre-determined thresholds have been met. Other system features include the ability to track assets and automatically optimise routes for delivery vehicles.
The backbone of the system is a wireless communication device based upon the Cellio IIoT platform developed by Device Solutions that BinMaster will market as BinCom. Transceivers and gateways send data from sensors to cloud-based application software. The BinMaster BinCom device roadmap will offer a variety of models compatible with Cellular CDMA, Cellular GSM, Wi-Fi or Ethernet communication platforms.
Remote data monitoring can be done via a PC, tablet or smartphone and can be set-up to send automated alerts via email or SMS text. Device Solutions has developed flexible dashboards that can be customised by each company, each user within a company, and by the type of sensor data they wish to monitor. BinCom is compatible with a variety of BinMaster sensors or currently installed sensors supplied by BinMaster or another manufacturer. The standard BinCom interfaces include both analogue and digital and support 0-5V DC, 4-20mA, dry contacts, Modbus and RS-485 outputs.
The BinCom data monitoring and asset tracking solutions will be offered by BinMaster as complete systems including sensors, BinCom transceivers, gateways and asset trackers, cloud-based services and other options such as local monitoring consoles. “Customers today just don’t want to buy a sensor, they want a complete turnkey solution that is easy to implement and is extremely affordable,” stated Scott McLain, CEO of BinMaster. “Device Solutions is the perfect partner to round out BinMaster’s robust solutions. BinMaster is entrenched in industries such as agriculture, mining, plastics, food processing, cement, biofuels, chemicals, oil and gas that have complex and demanding supply chains. Teaming up with Device Solutions makes serving their diverse needs possible.”
“We are extremely excited about the opportunities that a BinMaster and Device Solutions partnership brings to reality,” stated Bob Witter, Co-Founder and CEO of Device Solutions. “Pairing BinMaster’s decades of experience and proven portfolio of sensor indicators and control systems with the Device Solutions Cellio Industrial IoT ecosystem, completes an affordable, scalable and reliable end-to-end data collection, analytics, and control solution that is ready for deployment in an amazing number of applications.”